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Still Being a good Boy, and a little more news from doctor

Posted 08-10-2011 12:38 AM by Phil uk

Hi All, well first things first, the Stats.....

2 weeks, 5 days, 9 hours, 30 minutes....

Still, as they say, taking it one day at a time. I am still on the first level patch, and still using the lozenges as well, when required.

But all in all I am doing quite well with the smoking / Ecig cessation. One thing I noticed today on my way into work was a car went by, and someone must have been smoking in there, it passed at about 40 miles per hour, and I could still smell cigarette smoke as it passed... It looks like some of the senses are beginning to work again.

As far as the chest problems are concerned, I still do not know what is going on. I go for blood tests and spirometry next week possibly followed by a CT scan to delve a bit deeper.

I will keep the blog updated with that as I find out more.

The depression/stress is still there, and I am now taking some medicine for that. I have been prescribed amitriptyline in relatively low doses. Apparently this will help take the edge off the pain, and also should help with the stress/depression side as well.... Not sure, I only started last night, and I guess these things take a while to kick in.

Also was prescribed some capsules for my stomach. I have been eating indigestion tablets like sweets, and so hopefully this will also settle down a bit as well. It is looking a l;ittle like everything could be purely related to stress.... but will find out and let you all know.
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